Calm down with Connection

Connecting at a Humandalas teacher training
Massage is calming and healing

Where would we be without touch? Humans crave touch and to children, it’s as necessary as food and water. When we hug or hold hands with someone our bodies release the hormone oxytocin. Oxytocin is popularly known for being present in childbirth, with newborn bonding, and its also released when people connect physically or sexually. AKA the “love hormone.”


Check out this article on the benefits of human touch

The human touch: a neglected feeling

When we are born, the first one of our senses available to us is the sense of touch. Even before we open our eyes, we can already feel a touch and physical contact. Experiencing physical contact plays a vital role in our physical and psychological health. A plea to letting more physical connection into your life.


Connecting with others is a daily goal for optimum health, Psychotherapist Virginia Satir said: “We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth.”  The humandala technique guides participants to connect with each other and the rhythms of nature. Massage, eye gazing, breathing together and appreciating each other’s beauty can all be incorporated.


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